Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

A) Within the first one to three years following graduation our graduates should be:

  1. productively employed or in good academic standing in a program of graduate studies in a variety of fields (including those outside of mechanical engineering);
  2. engaged in activities that further their education;
  3. participating in organizations that serve their profession;
  4. able to articulate how their Union College education has been helpful.

B) Building upon these, five to ten years beyond graduation, our graduates should also show:

  1. evidence of career advancement;
  2. evidence of continued learning;
  3. employment in a variety of fields;
  4. able to articulate how their Union College education has helped them achieve their professional goals;
  5. evidence of the assumption of positions and roles of greater responsibility to their employer/employees and the public; and
  6. evidence that they are recognized as being professionally competent.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, our students will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.